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|Title:||Mangrove ecosystems of the Indian Ocean region|
|Keywords:||Mangroves;Indian Ocean;East Africa;Arabian Peninsula;Indo-west Pacific;NW-Australia;associated flora;fauna;ecosystems|
|Abstract:||Covering about 47 % of world’s mangrove area, containing 85 % of world’s mangrove species, and occurring in a variety of habitats, the mangrove ecosystem plays a vital role in coastal biodiversity of 30 countries bordering the Indian Ocean. This ecosystem supports a rich species diversity of flora and fauna, but it is facing heavy human pressures and natural stresses, leading to a loss in biodiversity. This calls for urgent measures of conservation and management.|
|Appears in Collections:|| IJMS Vol.34(1) [March 2005]|
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